|RCAF Station Senneterre|
|Part of the Pinetree Line|
|Senneterre, Quebec, Canada|
|Built by||Royal Canadian Air Force|
|Partially demolished, also repurposed|
|Controlled by||Royal Canadian Air Force|
|Garrison||34 AC&W Squadron|
CFS Senneterre, initially called RCAF Station Senneterre prior to 1967, was a long range radar and Ground Control Intercept station, part of the Pinetree Line radar defence network, situated 40 miles North of Val D'Or, Quebec. Situated atop Mount Bell, East of the town of Senneterre, Quebec, construction started in 1950. By 1953 the 34 AC&W Squadron became operational. From 1968 to 1973 Senneterre was the backup to CFB North Bay, the regional command post; in the event it was incapacitated by a nuclear strike, Senneterre was designated an Alternative Command Post (ALCOP). In 1988 the station was deemed no longer necessary as a long range radar, and closed.
Post Closure[edit | edit source]
After closure in 1988 some of the facilities were sold to private interests.
At the operations site:
Telebec purchased the south-most radar building and erected a cell phone tower .
The height finder building has been demolished for unknown reasons.
The operations building was demolished after a fire in the early 1990s.
The SAGE Annex is intact and privately owned.
The Northmost standing radar building is intact and privately owned.
The TX and RX communications buildings have been repurposed by a local firearms club as indoor target ranges.
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